The Mexican Suitcase

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By Cynthia Young

Sometimes, even in the world of photography, miracles happen. On December 19, 2007, three battered, commonplace cardboard boxes arrived at the International Center of Photography in New York. Within these boxes the so-called Mexican Suitcase was a treasure trove of photographic history believed lost since World War II: the legendary Spanish Civil War negatives of Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour (known as Chim). The Mexican Suitcase contained 126 rolls of film, mostly shot between May 1936 and spring 1939, that are an inestimable record of innovative war photography and of a definitive episode in Spanish history.


  • Two volume set paperback enclosed in a paper box suitcase.
  • First edition; English; 750 pages
  • Publication Date: November 11, 2010
  • Suitcase dimensions: 10.25 x 13.25 x 2.5 inches (W x L x D)
  • Book dimensions: 10 x 12 x 2 inches (W x L x D)


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